Kamil Jalilov

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Kamil Jalilov
Birth name Kamil Jalil oglu Jalilov
Born (1938-01-29) 29 January 1938 (age 79)
Origin Buzovna, Baku, Azerbaijani SSR
Genres Azerbaijani Folk Music, Mugham
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Primary:
Years active 1953 – present

Kamil Jalilov (Azerbaijani: Kamil Cəlilov; born 29 January 1938 in Buzovna, Baku) is a musician known for his master expertise playing wind instruments and Azerbaijani folk instruments.[1][2][3]

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest folk musicians of all time as he is the master player of wind instruments such as balaban, clarinet, duduk, zurna, oboe and Azerbaijani regional folk instruments.[4][5]


In 1953, he started to perform in the age of 15 after being inspired by the local man.[2] After finishing local school number 176, he joined the Asaf Zeynally Music School in Baku and then graduated from Azerbaijan State Conservatory.[6]

During 1970 to 1988, as a musician he toured with concert performances in several countries of the world, including Egypt, Italy, Poland, India, Lebanon, Syria, and many other countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.[2] He is author of "Azərbaycan təranələri" traditional folk song on oboe.[7]

In 2013, he received Shohrat Order from President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev for contribution in development of executive art.[8]


Jalilov's recording of the song with balaban was included on the Voyager Golden Record, attached to the Voyager spacecraft as representing mugham, only Azerbaijani song included among many cultural achievements of humanity.[9][10][11][12]


  • 1997: Kamil (Kamil)


  • Azərbaycanım (Nurla Sabah, 2008)

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